To achieve racial equity we must:
- Target strategies to focus improvements for those most affected
- Move beyond “services” and focus on changing policies, institutions and structures
Through our impact-focused services and software, Clear Impact can help organizations and communities improve outcomes and results for all by using an equity lens.
To apply an equity lens data must be disaggregated by race, gender, age, class, location, etc. to enable us to truly develop the range of strategies necessary to ensure that race and other factors do not predict one’s success while also improving outcomes for all. The Clear Impact Scorecard provides the tools to effectively analyze disaggregated data and develop the programs and strategies necessary to improve outcomes for all.
When we talk about collective impact and community-led strategies we must be clear that the foundation of effective strategies and activities must be based on a racial equity and inclusion lens, to make sure no one is left behind. Applying a racial equity lens is not a separate principle of collective impact, nor it is a separate program, to be applied when needed. It is the foundation to which all activities should be based. The Clear Impact consultants can provide the support to help communities develop effective collective impact strategies, based on an equity lens.
Racial equity is just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Too often, we overlook racial equity while developing and implementing policies and programs. When racial equity in not included as a key component of our decision-making, racial inequities are likely to be perpetuated. The Clear Impact consultants can provide support to help organizations effectively include a racial equity lens as they develop their policies and programs.